Nursing Student Success and Retention Specialist
Nursing and Allied Health Programs

(Full-time; Search re-opened)

Starting Salary Range: $42,543 - $51,052


September 18, 2014

ABOUT HCC Harford Community College is a dynamic, open-access institution that provides high quality, affordable educational experiences that promote lifelong learning, workforce development, and social and cultural enrichment.  The Associate of Science Degree Nursing Program is approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN, formerly NLNAC). The program provides opportunities to plan for career mobility through courses that articulate with baccalaureate nursing programs in the state of Maryland.

HCC offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package.  The Bel Air, MD, campus is convenient to Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Wilmington. 

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Nursing Student Success and Retention Specialist (NSSRS) provides subject-specific mentoring and tutoring to nursing students, both individually and in group sessions.  Students receive help with academic skills, such as study habits, reading, test taking, time management, dosage calculation, and writing projects; and/or one-to-one assistance in the clinical setting if they are not meeting clinical performance standards. 

Duties include, but are not limited to, working closely with faculty and nursing students to develop a plan for student success which may include:  providing subject-specific mentoring and assisting with academic skills; providing instruction to assist students in the application of theory to clinical practice in the campus Nursing Skills Laboratory and developing and implementing appropriate clinical simulation scenarios for the campus laboratory to support the remediation of students referred by the nursing faculty; providing one-to-one assistance in the clinical setting for students who need support in achieving clinical performance outcomes; and coordinating nursing academic support services and products to achieve identified student outcomes. 

The NSSRS coordinates NCLEX preparation and nursing program NCLEX outcomes reporting; develops, coordinates and revises Nursing Program Success activities; serves as a liaison with HCC student support services to address nursing students learning needs; provides review, instruction, and support for NCLEX-RN test preparation and monitors test success; and performs other duties assigned.

This is an exempt, professional staff position. 

A master's degree in nursing and three to five years of full-time experience in clinical practice are required, including clinical expertise in foundations of nursing and medical/surgical nursing.  Experience as a nurse educator preferred.  Applicants must be licensed or have the ability to be licensed in Maryland; be proficient in a Windows-based computer environment; have knowledge of health care-related technology including Meditech and Blackboard; and have excellent written and verbal communication skills.  Experience in low-fidelity and high-fidelity simulation preferred.

Any offer of employment at Harford Community College is contingent upon the results of a mandatory background screening.  Employees must submit within 30 days of hire official transcripts of all degrees earned. 


Complete our ONLINE EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION and attach a Cover Letter and Resume (Word or PDF format only). 

Incomplete submissions will not be accepted or reviewed.

Any questions or concerns regarding our online application may be sent to or call 443-412-2202.


For best consideration

Accepting applications until position is filled


HCC is a smoke/tobacco-free campus. 

HCC is an AA / EEO / ADA employer committed to diversity in the college community.

Requests for reasonable accommodation of a disability during the application and/or
interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 443-412-2415.


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